Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are filled with a delicious pumpkin and brown sugar filling and topped with a drizzle of cream cheese frosting. Soft, fluffy and so perfect for fall.

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls with frosting on white granite counter top.

Hey guys! It’s Kelly from Life Made Sweeter back again and today I’m sharing one of my favorite things I love to make once the weather cools down.

Nothing screams fall more than a cozy pumpkin treat and with these amazing Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls you get double the pumpkin in every bite.

The dough is made completely from scratch and the added pumpkin and warm spices add that magical flavor we can’t get enough of.

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls in a 9 x 9" pan with parchment paper.

The filling is a combination of pumpkin, butter, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. So gooey and the aroma that fills your house is just incredible!

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls with frosting on top.

These pumpkin cinnamon rolls are soft, fluffy and melt in your mouth delicious. They are just perfect for breakfast or brunch.

Top with a sweet cream cheese glaze and enjoy these warm rolls right out of the oven!

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls with frosting overtop and a fork taking a bite out of it.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

4 from 1 vote
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are filled with a delicious pumpkin and brown sugar filling and topped with a drizzle of cream cheese frosting. Soft, fluffy and so perfect for fall.
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Author Kelly Kwok
Servings: 12 rolls


  • 3 ¼ - 3 2/3 cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2/3 cup canned pure pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg beaten


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter slightly melted
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


!To make the dough

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine 2 cups flour and yeast together and set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the pumpkin, milk, sugar and butter, pumpkin pie spice and salt and heat until warm (120°-130°) and butter is almost melted. Remove from heat and stir in to the flour/yeast mixture. Add the beaten egg and mix on low speed. Turn the mixer on high and beat for 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Turn the mixer back on low and slowly add in remaining 1 ¼ cups - 1 2/3 cups flour (just until the dough is no longer sticking to the sides of the bowl) then beat on high for 1 more minute. Transfer to a large greased bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm area until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Roll dough into a 12 x 10 inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface or a silicone mat. Combine slightly melted butter with pumpkin and spread on dough. Mix together brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice and sprinkle over dough. Roll dough tightly, jelly roll style, starting with the longer side.
  • Cut into 9-12 slices depending on how thick or what pan you are using. Place rolls, cut side down in a greased 9 inch square pan or 9×13 inch pan and cover with a damp cloth and let rise for 30-60 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

!To make the frosting

  • Meanwhile using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar, salt, vanilla and 2 tablespoons milk. Beat until combined, about 1 minute. If glaze is too thick to drizzle, add more milk, 1 teaspoon at a time. Spread or drizzle half the glaze over slightly cooled rolls. Serve warm or room temperature with additional glaze if desired.


Serves: 12

Calories450kcal (23%)Carbohydrates80g (27%)Protein10g (20%)Fat10g (15%)Saturated Fat5g (25%)Cholesterol38mg (13%)Sodium163mg (7%)Potassium187mg (5%)Fiber3g (12%)Sugar23g (26%)Vitamin A2919IU (58%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium56mg (6%)Iron4mg (22%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
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Kelly Kwok

Kelly is the blogger behind Life Made Sweeter. She is a self-taught baker and loves using her slow cooker. You can often find her in the kitchen dreaming up tasty new dishes that are quick and easy to make for her family. She also enjoys adding a fun and healthy twist to many classic favorites.

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  1. 4 stars
    I made these buns yesterday and making aother batch again today. Had to have been the easiest bread recipe I have found in a long time. They turned out perfect. However I made it with fresh pumpkin and I think for the filling I will reduce the amount because it was too watery. Also I will make an adjustment to frosting as I found it too much for what I like. Otherwise perfect. Thank you

  2. Excellent! Don’t have a stand mixer and accidentally bought regular yeast so had to adapt (dumped yeast into the liquid mix, let stand 10 min; got the dough together then kneaded 5 min) but so good, the cream cheese glaze was perfect (threw it together in a food processor)! Thank you!

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